Monday, September 14, 2015

2002 RIOTS CASE-Gujarat high court has sought explanation on how non-bailable warrants (NBW)

Gujarat high court has sought explanation on how non-bailable warrants (NBW) were issued against six accused of a 2002 riots case in Anand district after they had been acquitted in the same case.
2002 RIOTS CASE After issuing notice to the state government, Justice J B Pardiwala stayed the NBWs till further orders.
According to case details, Kiran Patel and five others were booked by the police for rioting and torching properties belonging to Muslims on March 1, 2002, in Navli village of Anand district. This case was committed to the Sessions court in 2007 and all the six accused were tried and ultimately acquitted in 2009.
Meanwhile, in 2002, a Muslim from the same village -Sattarbhai Vora -filed a private complaint with the concerned magisterial court in Anand which began inquiring into the incident in 2008.
In 2011, the magisterial court issued summons to the accused. They claimed that the court had accepted their bail bonds in January 2012. A month later, the court issued a non-bailable warrants against them. The accused challenged this before a sessions court but it too upheld the NBWs in 2015. After that they moved the high court questioning how they could face another trial once they had been acquitted in the case.
The high court has posted the case for further hearing on October 24.

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